Projects highlights from 2021.
— 31 March 2022
— 31 March 2022
This house is in the Cotswolds village of Little Compton. Our clients approached us after a devastating fire practically destroyed the original. The fire-damaged farmhouse was knocked down and replaced with a much larger main house that initially looks almost identical to its predecessor.
But it also incorporates striking, modern architecture in the form of a large garden room. This distinctly contemporary space has poured concrete floors, a floating grass roof and three-metre high glass sliding doors on two sides overlooking an orchard.
A bespoke two-sided fireplace can be enjoyed both inside the garden room and outside on the terrace. We have a great relationship with our client and we’re now working on their new pool house.
St Michael’s House is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian former rectory in the village of Aynho on the Oxfordshire / Northamptonshire border.
Our clients engaged us to help them plan a number of enhancements to their home, including a swimming pool pavilion nestled in their fabulous, listed walled gardens. The pavilion sits next to a 15-metre by 6-metre outdoor swimming pool and includes changing facilities and plant, a reading room and a dining area. Fully retractable glass doors connect to a large terrace with outdoor dining and seating areas bringing the outside in on warm days.
This well-considered, well-proportioned building was granted planning permission with minimal conditions.
Our developer client bought an agricultural site in Buckinghamshire with a very large, concrete portal barn.
This type of barn is fairly common and often has large, open spaces originally used for agricultural or industrial purposes. We worked closely with our client and our planning consultant to develop a modern, contemporary architectural plan to convert the barn into two luxury family homes. The barn could not be moved and couldn’t be split physically. So, we decided to divide it in two visually.
The materials chosen for each of the two new homes are slightly different, emphasising their individuality, while also crossing over in places to amalgamate the exterior designs. This is a thoroughly modern interpretation of a barn conversion that sits perfectly in its setting.